Many online genealogy websites promise us we can find our ancestors in their records. FindMyPast is one of these genealogy record providers. How useful are their records for Pennsylvania family history research? One set of PA records in particular can help many genealogy … [Read more...] about Is FindMyPast Useful for PA Research?
Ancestry hosts millions of digital images of original Pennsylvania records. These genealogy records collections are the ones I use most often on Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania Marriages, 1852-1968 While not every ancestor marries, most did, and this database of marriages from … [Read more...] about Most Popular PA Records on Ancestry
The local genealogical societies around Pennsylvania are experts on local records and history. Michelle Ebert, Board Member of Berks County Genealogical Society, gives researchers methods on how to solve brick wall problems using local records. Topics Discussed Most … [Read more...] about Podcast Episode 21: Break Through Brick Walls with Berks County Genealogical Society
It's not always possible to do research yourself at an archive. Most archives have a process to request research through mail or email for a small fee. How do you make the most of that request? Here's how to request research by mail in three steps: 1. Write Your Research … [Read more...] about Successful Research Requests by Mail
Denys Allen shares some classroom learning opportunities on Pennsylvania records coming up in 2020. If those don't work for you, Denys explains how to learn about these records in the comfort of your own home. Links Internet Archive has digitized copies of PA county … [Read more...] about Podcast Episode 10: Where to Learn About PA Records